Spring Curb Appeal can be tricky. Staging in Burlington

By
Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Curb Appeal is the first thing that your buyer sees when they arrive at your home.

It's the first thing that reassures the buyer that your home is a safe buy. 

So much of the visiting process is visual. Make sure your home is sending out the right messages. 

Early Spring is a challenge when it comes to Curb Appeal. Perennials are just poking their noses out of the soil. Shrubs are just budding. It's too soon for annuals to survive those cold nights with threat of frost. 

No matter how difficult the challenge, you cannot ignore Curb Appeal if your home is on the market

Here are some simple tips:

  1. Trim the shrubs that have over grown or have dead in them.
  2. Remove the dead, brown vegetation you left up for winter interest ie grasses. 
  3. Add mulch to beds. 
  4. Edge along walkways if the grass has overgrown it. 
  5. Wash off the porch area.
  6. Keep exterior lights clean while on the market. 
  7. Wash the garage door and remove cob webs. 
  8. Rake out the leaves that have blown in over the winter. 
  9. Use flowers like Icicle Pansies in planters and take them inside at night if necessary. 
  10. Clear out the gutters. 

Make sure your Curb Appeal says 'I'm house proud and I take care of my home.' 

 

 

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Comments (11)

Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Janice, these are excellent tips. Very useful, thank you!

May 05, 2015 06:43 AM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Thank You Tamra Lee Ulmer ! Curb appeal can be a challenge.

May 05, 2015 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Janice- yes!  Curb Appeal is very important.  The buyer begins to make up their mind as soon as they pull up to the property.  

May 05, 2015 12:31 PM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Janice, great list of recommendations to enhance curb appeal this time of the year.  

May 05, 2015 02:32 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent advice Janice!  What most sellers don't realize is that curb appeal isn't just about "making pretty".  It's about creating perceived value!

May 05, 2015 10:27 PM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Yes they do Kathy Streib . Curb appeal is what gets them out of the car.

May 05, 2015 11:37 PM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Thank you Michael Dagner . Curb appeal is important year round.

May 05, 2015 11:38 PM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

That's right Sharon Tara . The buyers perception of the house should be positive as soon as they arrive and continue throughout the house.

May 05, 2015 11:40 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

All great ideas.  These are usually on my checklist as well to give to my clients

Feb 02, 2016 03:28 AM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Wendy Tomm it's important for we Stagers to get the message across. No matter what the season, Curb Appeal matters.

Feb 02, 2016 04:45 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

I am with you on this.  We have months of winter and it's still very important. Must reflect the best in each season.

Feb 03, 2016 05:27 AM